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Providers mull mail-order bid

August 1, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Will providers of diabetes testing supplies submit bids in the next phase of the national mail-order program? The verdict is mixed.“We would love to have a mail-order contract,” said Kim Lynn, HME operations manager for Carolina Apothecary in Reidsville, N.C. “We lost a lot of customers because of competitive bidding.”For providers, the big question is, how low will the reimbursement be? The single payment amount in the current mail-order program is $10.41...

Diabetes Supplies, National mail-order program, Reimbursement cut

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Cuts force nat'l provider to stop accepting Medi-Cal

August 1, 2014Leah Hoenen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's 10% cut to Medicaid reimbursement is taking its toll: It has driven at least one complex rehab provider from the market and left California Children's Services (CCS), the state program for children with certain health problems, scrambling.Numotion has stopped accepting Medi-Cal in what spokesman Justin Richardson calls a difficult decision.“We fully understand the implications for our customers,” he said. “We will continue working with the appropriate...

Access, California Medicaid, Complex Rehab, Numotion, Reimbursement cut

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New Hampshire: Medicaid springs rate cut on providers

April 26, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CONCORD, N.H. - If only it was an April Fools' joke. Providers here learned in late March that the state would slash Medicaid rates about 20% on most HME products beginning April 1. Even worse, providers weren't notified of the change, and didn't even have a list of affected codes until April 2, said Tamme Dustin, director and CFO of Herron & Smith in Hooksett. “I was Googling the state like I periodically do and there was a 2-inch legal notice in a local paper,” she said. “There...

Medicaid, Medicaid, Protest, Reimbursement cut

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On the Editor's Desk

Consumer group: 'We can't align ourselves completely with the industry'

August 25, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Here's a good example of the potential damage a consumer group can do (in this case, the AARP) when its views and the industry's views don't match up. So, when I saw the news that the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) plans to poll wheelchair users on their ability to access appropriate technology and service, I thought: That's great; they're finally concerned that the average 27% reimbursement cut to power wheelchairs in 2006 and the 9.5% reimbursement cut in 2009 have affected access. I...

Consumer Group, NSCIA, On The Editor's Desk, Reimbursement cut

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